Père David's vole

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Père David's vole
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Eothenomys
Species: E. melanogaster
Binomial name
Eothenomys melanogaster

Père David's vole (Eothenomys melanogaster) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Thailand. This species is a member of the melanogaster group, one of the two main groups of Eothenomys voles. Its dorsal pelage is dark brown, often nearly black, and the ventral pelage is gray, sometimes brown. The tail is shorter than the body. This species is found in pine/rhododendron forests.


  1. ^ Lunde, D.; Musser, G. & Molur, S. (2008). "Eothenomys melanogaster". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 May 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
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